DIY Star Must Rehab Her Life in Marissa Clarke’s ‘Accidentally Perfect’ [EXCERPT]

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When a lifestyle star’s career implodes, she may need more than a hammer to knock her life back into shape. (Photo courtesy Canva)

We will be the first to admit that we are HGTV junkies. Since buying and rehabbing an old farmhouse early in our marriage, we love watching others take on similar challenges. There’s something addictive about resurrecting old homes and making them better. But the stars who do this on a regular basis take the experience to a whole other level, and sometimes it takes a toll. Meet Lillian, the star of Marissa Clarke’s Accidentally Perfect. These days, she’s got to rehab more than just a house. Now she has to tackle her life. Keep reading to enjoy an excerpt from this hilarious romantic comedy! —J&H

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In A.M. Linden’s ‘The Oath,’ Readers Are Transported to Tumultuous Eighth Century Britain [EXCERPT]

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Will Caelym survive the crowds who threaten to burn him alive? (Photo courtesy Canva)

We love reading novels that introduce us to lesser-known periods of history we are unfamiliar with. A.M. Linden’s brilliant novel, The Oath, is one such book. In it, she transports us to 8th-century medieval Britain, where a handsome Druid healer swears to save the life of a young damsel in distress even as blood-thirsty Christians nip at his heels. We hope you enjoy this captivating excerpt The Oath.J&H

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Kat Martin’s ‘The Perfect Murder’ [EXCERPT]

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Reese Garrett purchases an oil company in The Perfect Murder. (Photo courtesy Canva)

Kat Martin is one of our longtime favorite authors. For us, she ranks up there with Catherine Coulter, Sandra Brown, and Iris Johansen for always providing great suspense with just the right amount of romance thrown in for good measure. If you haven’t given her Maximum Security series a try, you’re missing out. These stories always thrill and keep you glued to every page, until you discover that you very likely consumed the book in one sitting. To tease your literary taste buds, we are excited to offer you this glimpse into the newest chapters of Martin’s ongoing saga. Enjoy! —J&H

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Susan Mallery’s ‘The Stepsisters’ [EXCERPT]

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They may be stepsisters, but they are as different as night and day. (Photo courtesy Canva)

There are few things in life that are as precious—or as aggravating—as family. They can make you feel like a million bucks when they love you, but when they hate you they try your patience like no one else can. In Susan Mallery’s forthcoming novel, The Stepsisters, two women bound by marriage have one of these love/hate relationships. But when their family spews new, unexpected drama like Mount Vesuvius, they’ll need to try and bury the hatchet if they’re going to survive startling new revelations. We hope you enjoy this sneak peek at Mallery’s juicy new book! — J&H

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J.T. Ellison’s ‘Her Dark Lies’ [EXCERPT]

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The Italian Coast is always the perfect setting for suspense. (Photo courtesy Canva)

We have always loved Gothic romantic suspense stories, and it sure seems like we’re not alone. J.T. Ellison’s forthcoming novel, Her Dark Lies, has all our favorite elements in one book: a luscious setting, a luxurious home, a fabulous wedding, and a mysterious first wife. Perhaps J.T. has taken a page from Daphne du Maurier for this one? Regardless where her inspiration came from, this sounds like one dandy of a book and we can’t wait to read it. We hope you enjoy this exclusive excerpt! —J&H

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